We offer customized consulting services for the hotel and hospitality industry, including:
We can work with all types of properties, at all stages of growth or decline, including our specialty areas. We’ve advised hotel owners, hotel operators, and hotel developers throughout the United States on all aspects of hotel management.
Because every property is different, our consulting approach is always different. We create custom solutions based on your needs, your goals, your assets, your market, and your location.
Hiring a hotel consultant can be extremely beneficial when:
In many cases, hiring a consultant is less expensive than continuing to make costly mistakes and/or the commitment to payroll and benefits expenses for multiple employees.
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With more than 30 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, we offer a complete range of consulting services, including sales and marketing consulting and revenue management consulting for hotels at all different stages of growth and development.
Our sales and marketing consulting services extend to all aspects of the hotel and hospitality industry, including: large chain hotels, small chain hotels, franchise hotels, independent hotels, boutique hotels, condo hotels, center-city hotels, conference centers, timeshares, beach resorts, golf resorts, ski resorts, spa resorts, water park resort, bed and breakfasts.
We offer a range of hotel and hospitality sales and marketing consulting services for all types of properties.
Hotel management can be challenging in today’s ever-changing environment. To excel, you need to monitor not only revenue, but also profit. If all of your departments and team members aren’t working together – toward the same common goals, your hotel’s performance will undoubtedly suffer.
If you’d like an expert to cast a fresh eye on your operations and make recommendations for improvements (for both short-term impact and long-term gains), we’d love to work with you.
Our areas of specialty include:
On all of our consulting projects, we offer the option of private label representation, in which we position ourselves as a valuable part of your management team.
The months (and sometimes even years) before a new hotel opens can be critical, often setting the tone for success or failure.
We have experience in all phases of pre-opening, including:
Hiring a hotel consultant can be a cost-effective way to address pre-opening needs. With more than 30 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, we have the skills and expertise to serve as a “generalist,” covering many specialty areas at once. By choosing Amanda J. Dennis & Associates, you can avoid the need to hire someone eighteen months or more in advance of opening, when you might not even be sure what you’ll require.
With a wide range of experience, and a laser-like ability to focus on what needs to be done and when, we can help ensure that all of your pre-opening efforts lead to a successful, robust opening.
If you have a property that’s performing poorly, limping along, or producing below expectations, we can help turn it around…and quickly!
We start with an analysis and situation overview of the hotel, in order to determine why the performance is suffering. Is it a market positioning issue, a depressed market, a pricing model problem, an ineffective staff, a flawed market mix, low occupancy, a miscalculation in the way staff is deployed, an improper distribution of inventory, or a combination of these and the hundreds of other factors that can influence the bottom line?
We’ll quickly determine the causes and effects of poor performance and come up with recommendations that can be implemented across the board.
As part of our turnaround consulting services, we can:
We have more than 30 years experience in the hotel and hospitality industry, including advisory and consulting projects for some of the largest and most prestigious companies in the world.
If you’d like to contract with us – under a retainer agreement – and publicize Amanda Dennis as your sales and marketing contact, we’d be happy to make that arrangement.
There are several benefits to hiring a hotel consultant, instead of a high-paid, salaried employee, including:
Amanda Dennis isn’t like most hotel and hospitality consultants who prefer to come in, tell you what to do, and leave. Instead, she enjoys being part of the team, getting to know the hotel and staff, working side by side with managers, and teaching teams how to market and sell effectively.
The possibilities for marketing on the Internet are changing rapidly, almost on a daily basis. If you don’t want to get left behind – holding empty hotel rooms that could have been sold online – you need to be well-versed in:
With everything else you have to do, staying on top of the emerging technologies and keeping your information up-to-date is virtually impossible. At Amanda J. Dennis & Associates, we’ve assembled a team of experts who specialize in the different Internet marketing disciplines, and we can design a marketing plan for your hotel that capitalizes on the power of consistent online marketing.
“I have worked with Amanda off and on for the last 12 years. She is very detail-oriented, has an excellent conceptual/logical mind. She can relate to customers while keeping the goals of business at the forefront. Her abililty to relate to my students and provide up-to-the minute information yet keep them involved makes her one of the best speakers I have in any class."
“No one I know can destruct, find the major flaws, and re-construct a hotel as fast as Amanda. She also has a great way of putting the hotel staff at ease, and focusing them so that they can perform better. People walk away feeling more confident and with a winning attitude after working with her. Don’t get me wrong, she will hold accountable and release (or advise) those who are not willing to make the changes to turn the ship around. But in general her positive outlook is infectious and staff look at their hotel and jobs differently when she is done.”
"There is no question about whether Amanda possesses the skills necessary to be successful in the ventures she signs on with. On paper alone, her resume speaks for itself as well as all the testimonials from existing clients like me. What I would challenge any future client of Amanda’s with is the inevitable transitioning out period. Amanda delivers what is asked and so much more and it was a struggle for us to say good-bye when the project concluded….that should tell you how valuable her contributions are. Amanda became a part of our team and so much more. Amanda thinks like an owner in terms of dollars and cents and has the ability to be passionate about projects that she is only a part of for a short time—passionate to the point of treating the project as if it was her own personal business."